Howden has appointed Mark Courtney as Global Market Director of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS).
In his new role, Mark will provide leadership and vision to develop Howden’s CCUS offering, developing and managing key partnerships to support pilot and commercial CCUS projects. The prime focus will be enabling customers’ vital processes using Howden’s full product range, customised to specific project requirements. Howden’s CCUS product range includes fans, heaters, compressors, steam turbines, and digital solutions to support energy efficiency, reduce unplanned downtime and optimise equipment performance. Howden’s CCUS offering will support industries such as power generation; petro-chemical, oil and gas (PCOG); steel; and cement with their energy transition goals. Howden’s long-term involvement in CCUS projects and fundamental CCUS research, combined with its existing technology portfolio and strong relationships across industries looking towards carbon capture solutions, uniquely positions Howden to support its customers at all stages of the CCUS value chain.
Mark joined the business in 2010 and has held senior sales positions in Howden’s Americas business, including Director of Sales for PCOG, and North American industrial & power sales team leader for aftermarket. He has driven multiple domestic and international projects within the oil & gas market and has a deep knowledge of product application, delivering value solutions to Howden’s customers. Prior to Howden, Mark held North American sales management and product line management roles at ITT Enidine, Inc.
Carbon capture is an important emerging technology on the path to net zero, and is going to play an increasingly vital role in the energy transition. Mark’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to investing in this sector early to ensure we can provide customers with the technology they need to effectively use and store carbon. Our products, along with our decades of experience in the energy sector, will support CCUS to create a more sustainable world.
Commenting on his appointment, Mark added: “I’m excited to take on this role as Howden makes a big leap forward in our commitment to supporting vital processes in the energy transition. We have made significant investments and advancements in our hydrogen capabilities over recent years, playing a key role in innovative and large-scale projects around the world. Carbon capture is an equally exciting emerging technology and I’m confident our expertise will place us at the forefront of this energy evolution as we support our new and existing customers.”